Thu. 1:45pm Update 1: Five more claim they were abused
WARREN – Five more men have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by a former teacher and coach at Warren John F. Kennedy High School.
According to Robert M. Hoatson, president and co-founder of Road to Recovery, the five are in addition to the 11 men who claimed Brother Stephen Baker assaulted them between 1986 and 1990 while he was employed at the Warren high school.
The 11 men were part of a settlement announced Wednesday with the Diocese of Youngstown, TOR Franciscan Order and JFK.
No criminal charges have ever been filed; terms of the settlement include no admission of any wrongdoing on the part of the three religious entities.
Road to Recovery is a New Jersey-based organization the advocates for victims of sexual abuse.
The five men who came forward since the news broke are scattered across the country. Mitchell Garabedian, a Boston-based lawyer who specializes in clergy abuse cases, declined to say if any of them still live in the Mahoning Valley.
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